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What’s Coming Up in the Fields – May 2016

05 May

April and May are the months when many crops are seeded or transplanted in preparation for the upcoming main season.  There are also many crops on the verge of being ready for harvest.  Take a walk with us through the fields to see what’s coming up. Thank you for taking this walk with us.  We […]

2015 Winter Week 9: Crop & Field Notes from Taylor and Laura

17 February

Taylor’s Crop & Field Notes: The farm is particularly alive and green right now, thanks to that lovely warm rain we had a few weekends ago, and though it may still technically be winter the tempo these past few weeks is definitely starting to pick back up with the fields and orchards awakening early from […]

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Field Walk – January 2015

20 January

The farm’s winter fields are a patchwork of cover crops and winter veggies.  Take a walk through them with us and see all the changes.  Click on the highlighted text to reach related previous posts.

Trick-or-Treat – Rain is on the Way!

28 October

The season’s first rainmaker is predicted to approach the Central Coast this Friday and Saturday. Although no more than 1 inch of rain is expected to fall, it is enough to give us some drought relief. After almost six months of harvesting every single day, we are tired and dream of slowing down a bit […]

Planting and Planning for 2015

15 October

With only 5 weeks left, our 2014 CSA Season is quickly drawing to a close, and with impending rains (we hope soon) the Farm is in transition mode. Tuesday, in anticipation of Wednesday night’s rain, the farm was abuzz with activity. By 7 o’clock in the morning our “Mudder” (high clearance tractor) was out in […]

End of Summer

27 August

Not much time to sit down, reflect and write – all our energy is focused on keeping up with the pace and intensity of the farm. It is as if Mother Nature is aware that these are the final weeks of summer.  Galas are hanging ripe for the picking.  The first block of winter squash […]

Ever Changing Fields

29 July

While some crops, like raspberry and blackberry canes, remain in the same place for a couple of years, as the season progresses most crops are rotated through the fields.  Take a walk with us to see the changes. Be sure to mark your calendar and join us on Saturday, August 16th for a Community Farm […]

Dry-Farming – Better Flavor while Conserving Water

22 July

The waiting is over, our dry-farmed tomatoes will be in everyone’s share this week, about 2 weeks earlier than last year. If only we could dry-farm more of our crops we might not be so worried about water shortages during this current drought cycle. Before the rise of dams and aquifer pumping, much of the […]

Interdependence Celebration

01 July

The freedom to celebrate and express our unique individuality, our INDEPENDENCE, is closely linked to and made possible by the support and participation of a healthy community of INTERDEPENDENT members. As a farmer treating the land as a “living organism” always reminds me of that dynamic – the food we grow nourishes members in our […]